VISITORS will be able to make apple juice, learn about bees and sample delicious cakes at an open day next weekend.

The Gardens of Easton Lodge will hold its Apple Day on Sunday, September 16.

The East of England Apples and Orchards Project team will help visitors make and taste apple juice, while beekeepers will be showing their bees at work and talk about all the things that can be produced with honey and beeswax.

Visitors will be able to sample a wonderful array of delicious apple and honey cakes, while produce from the garden will be on sale and on the tombola stall.

On the croquet lawn, visitors will see the Essex Austin 7 Club’s classic cars and the hoops will be out for a family game of croquet.

Bishop’s Stortford Ukelele Society will also be strumming their stuff at 1pm and 3pm.

There will be a fun trail for children as well as the chance to get involved in apple crafts.

Guided tours of the historic gardens will be available at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

The tours enable visitors to hear the history of the gardens and their most famous owner, the Countess of Warwick.

The gardens are open from 11.30am to 5pm on Sunday with last entry at 4pm. Admission is £4.50 for adults and children aged under-16 and well-behaved dogs get in free.